Lead Pastor John Bass

Pastor John hails from Connecticut and still carries his east coast accent.  He has been a pastor for 44, years having been ordained by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  He served two churches in Nebraska until God changed the trajectory of his life and called him to Wisconsin to help a fledgling “seeker” church find direction.  Since that time Pastor John has seen God work miracle after miracle in this small church called Cedar Springs.  His Sunday messages are punctuated with humor and personal stories (he calls them cul-de-sacs) that make the Bible relevant, impactful and fresh. Many have come to know Jesus as their personal friend and Savior and committed their lives to sharing the difference Jesus makes in all their relationships.  New and innovative ministries have been birthed at his leading, all with the purpose of inviting “seekers” to become followers of Jesus. Pastor John is also a passionate evangelist who can walk into Piggly Wiggly and come out knowing the names of all the checkers.

He and his wife Karen have been married for 21 years.  He has three children and six grandchildren.

His favorite Bible verse is John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

Phone: 262-305-3035       Email: jbass@cedarspringschurch.com